Margaret Rankin

19 April 1802–
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Rankin was born on 19 April 1802, her father, John Rankin, was -2 and her mother, Janet Paterson, was 17.

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Family Time Line

John Rankin
1803–1852
Janet Paterson
1785–
Margaret Rankin
1802–
Jean Rankin
1804–
John Rankin
1810–
Gavin Rankin
1812–
Janet Rankin
1816–
Robert Rankin
1817–
James Rankin
1819–
David Rankin
1821–
Alexander Rankin
1822–
Jane Rankin
1824–
Janet Rankin
1832–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 9

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 13

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 36

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Rankin, a diminutive of Ronald or Rand , with the diminutive suffix -kin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Margaret Rankin, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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